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Comprising Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo 2, Halo 3, and Halo 4, Halo: The Master Chief collection is set to be an ode to the besuited wonder himself. Halo 3: ODST and Halo: Reach will apparently not be making the grade, with this collection focused on the exploits of Microsoft’s greatest mascot. Halo: The Master Chief Collection is expected to be an Xbox One exclusive, although this has yet to be confirmed by Microsoft itself. We'll keep you update as we hear more.
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Halo: The Master Chief Collection 1440p Ultra Custom PC Build Review

Prices and hardware reviewed and updated: 29th Nov 2020

Our objective here is to enable us to explore what PC we could buy that can play Halo: The Master Chief Collection, where we carefully find the right hardware components that can run Halo: The Master Chief Collection and meet its gaming needs while also heavily factoring in today’s best hardware component prices. And so our expectations are that this game will confidently run on ultra graphics settings, delivered via a 1440p screen resolution. Todays prices will be checked every few hours to make sure only the best hardware at the best prices will be displayed for this build.

Getting our best PC build together today we consider some of the characteristics of this game, which will help us better select the right hardware components for Halo: The Master Chief Collection. First and foremost we will be looking at value for money, hunting through our curated list of gaming hardware and then cherry picking the best priced items available today. As this game falls into the Shooter, Online, Action genre category, this can certainly influence some of the hardware selection below, especially some of the peripherals we select out, to make sure they might the games key specialities. Something else we can consider is that Halo: The Master Chief Collection would have been built on PC hardware from around 2019 or leading up to that period, by the developers. So it is usually fairly safe to consider hardware from that period as suitable.

Best 1440p Price to Performance Halo: The Master Chief Collection PC Hardware Component List

Component Current Price
CPU
$169.99
Graphics Card
$689.99
Memory
Silicon Power 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 2400MHz
$52.99
Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4
$53.99
Case
Cooler Master MasterBox Lite 3.1 mATX
$49.99
PSU
Corsair VS Series 650W 80+ White
$64.98
SSD
SanDisk SSD PLUS 480GB
$50.33
HDD
Toshiba X300 HDD 5TB
$374.97
Display
AOC 22 inch 5ms
$90.00
Keyboard
Corsair K63
$64.99
Mouse
Cooler Master MM710
$29.99
Headset
Tritton ARK Elite 7.1
$69.99
Halo: The Master Chief Collection PC Build Total Price $1,762.20
Rig
9.5
Score
Future 3 YEARS Proof
This PC build has recently gone down in price by $10.03, was previously $1,772.23.

Choosing A Graphics Card For Our 1440p Halo: The Master Chief Collection PC Build

When putting this sort of PC together we want great value for money but a machine that can deliver solid FPS on Halo: The Master Chief Collection at 1440p ultra graphics. We have selected the GeForce RTX 2080 Super Zotac Twin Fan 8GB today as a well placed option. The price for this card today is $689.99 which really helped mark it as a good fit.Checking our records our lowest tracked price for this card was on 29th Feb 2020 which had it priced at $679.99. We have seen this card drop its price recently by $40 which is part of the reason it has been slotted in to this build.

Selecting The Right Halo: The Master Chief Collection 1440p Motherboard and CPU

We are choosing a well rounded and best priced motherboard (the GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4), that can provide us with the cpu Socket AM4 socket type. This is so we can select the Ryzen 5 2600 that has the best price to performance position today, at $169.99. Bottom prices recorded for this CPU was when we saw it at $59.9, which we noticed it on 7th Jul 2020.This CPU and GPU provide the required Halo: The Master Chief Collection experience while maintaining the best price point at this 1440p resolution.

Looking at motherboard prices and features the competitively priced $53.99 GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 certainly takes a well-deserved place in our build. To help give some depth to the price points for this motherboard, the GIGABYTE GA-A320M mATX AM4 was priced at $53.99 on 25th Jun 2020.

How To Choose The Best RAM For Halo: The Master Chief Collection At The Right Price

This is part of the gamers 3 core hardware components. Our Halo: The Master Chief Collection built PC will need a correct amount of RAM while being found for the best price today. We have found the Silicon Power 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 2400MHz to be well priced at $52.99 and will complement the GeForce RTX 2080 Super Zotac Twin Fan 8GB and Ryzen 5 2600 selections of our build, helping us to achieve the desired FPS at 1440p ultra settings. Lowest RAM prices were recorded for this Silicon Power 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 2400MHz when we saw it priced at $47.99, on 30th Oct 2020.

PC Performance Review at 1440p Ultra Settings on Halo: The Master Chief Collection

With this current build we expect to see a return of 61 frames per second at ultra 1440p resolution in Halo: The Master Chief Collection. Adjust some of the graphics options and you could boost this up to 85 FPS for High graphics settings.

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PC Build Research Area

Halo: The Master Chief Collection
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Zotac Twin Fan 8GB

Other Popular Game 1440p Ultra Custom PC Builds

Having the option of larger screen resolutions in the future is a handy thing to consider. This gaming PC setup, running Halo: The Master Chief Collection at 4k would be pulling in about 51 FPS at High. We would expect that to drop again to 36 if you were playing it at 4k Ultra.

How this build performs for other popular games

While we have put a great PC build together for Halo: The Master Chief Collection it’s important to understand how it handles some of the more popular games of today at 1440p. With this PC build we can expect that the popular game Genshin Impact will get 70FPS on Ultra settings raising to 98FPS on High. On the other hand we see that Microsoft Flight Simulator returns 29FPS on Ultra and 41FPS when lowered to High. Lastly Horizon: Zero Dawn may see 57 FPS running at Ultra, and 80 on High graphics settings.

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Selecting A High Performance Mouse For Halo: The Master Chief Collection

With the increased demands this game’s genre, Shooter, Online, Action, puts on our mouse selection we have chosen a higher performing mouse for this setup, while still ensuring it is the best value mouse today for this Halo: The Master Chief Collection PC build.

Halo: The Master Chief Collection Benefits From a High Quality Audio Headset

With a game like this, when considering audio options its best to pay a little more and enjoy the sort of sounds a game like this will deliver. The higher quality gaming headset we had in mind is the well priced Tritton ARK Elite 7.1, because it will cater to the Shooter, Online, Action genre type that Halo: The Master Chief Collection sits in. While the best priced headset we can see in this category today, there are a few other differently priced options you can take a look at in our curated gaming headset list above. Just press the button above in the PC Build list, next to any of the components